PinYin Initial - n

How to pronounce n in Mandarin Chinese Pinyin

  • Open your mouth slightly.
  • Put the tip of your tongue against the upper gum to block the airflow.
  • Then pop the tip of your tongue.
  • when pronouncing n, the vocal cords vibrate, and airflow and sound come out of the upper nasal cavity.

Similar English Phoneme: Like "n" in "nervous" and "nurse".

Notice

The pronunciation of an initial consonant is very short.
Actually, what you hear is a spelled pronunciation, just as shown below:

Refer to: Finals table to see how to pronounce "e", and PinYin Spelling to see how to spell "pinyin".

Pronunciation Differences - d vs t vs n .

  • when pronouncing d, the air flow is weak.
  • when pronouncing t, the air flow is strong.
  • when pronouncing n, the vocal cords vibrate, and airflow and sound come out of the upper nasal cavity.
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